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by Ol' Choctaw
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: War supply figures not showing negative balance
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

One thing just came to mind. If the South had no facilities for building rail locomotives nor rolling stock, then what the South had at the start of the war was all that she could ever have--barring the trains Jackson stole in Harpers Ferry in '61--. The South could repair rail lines relatively eas...
by Ol' Choctaw
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: War supply figures not showing negative balance
Replies: 15
Views: 1479

Historically the fact is the south was not that short of any supplies. They just could not get them to where they were needed. It was a matter of transport and logistics systems that were to blame. The two items in shortest supply were Saltpeter and Copper. Both were needed for ammunition, gunpowder...
by Ol' Choctaw
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Transports as blockade runners?
Replies: 12
Views: 1455

Transports bring supplies to the Brigs. That keeps their cohesion higher so the brigs don’t have to go to port as often. The only way for CSA transports to ever bring money or WS is if you drive all Union Combat Ships out of the Shipping Box. That is not something very likely to happen. Never ...
by Ol' Choctaw
Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Which Civil War Generl Are You?
Replies: 44
Views: 4412

He is kidding. Didn’t want anyone to know he got Sherman.
by Ol' Choctaw
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Which Civil War Generl Are You?
Replies: 44
Views: 4412

Thomas J. Jackson
by Ol' Choctaw
Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Minor Map Issue in West Virginia
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

The map had to be done before anything else could be done to the game. There was a very short window when we could actually recommend changes. It was very easy to become confused with the data base and getting names spelling etc. etc. were not as easy as you might assume. Changes to the map is no ea...
by Ol' Choctaw
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

Lincoln was a corporate lawyer and big government supporter. His argument was a gross distortion of the facts. Very few held those views and much fewer still actually believed they were right and true. They were a purposeful distortion. As we view it today we view it through the lens of propaganda a...
by Ol' Choctaw
Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

The Treaty of Paris of 1783 was between Great Britain and the United States of America; not the united states of America. Between 1776 and 1783, the united colonies or states of the Declaration had evolved into the United States of America. Article 3 deals with fishing rights for Americans in fishi...
by Ol' Choctaw
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

The US Constitution is not a treaty, nor a compact among completely sovereign entities, not a contract of any kind. BTW, I'm part Penobscot myself, if that has any possible bearing on the discussion. The ratification of the USC by the several States was an instrumentality, as I have mentioned above...
by Ol' Choctaw
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

I'm sorry Ol' Choctaw, but I don't accept your interpretation of the right to separate. (Or that your "interpretation" of the constitution is better than "the government's." The tenth amendment does not authorize secession. Even in the context of its own logic, it doesn't work because article 1 sec...
by Ol' Choctaw
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

Article I. Section 10. "No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation" etc. How are we to interpret that? I'm pretty sure the Founders meant it to refer to States making separate arrangements with other nations. So, perhaps, South Carolina had a right to secede, but the other sta...
by Ol' Choctaw
Sun Aug 17, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

I have never questioned your patriotism, my dear O'C. I have questioned your understanding of the meaning of the Union, especially before and during the late disagreement between the States, which is a different matter. The rise of a centralized Federal government is much more a twentieth century a...
by Ol' Choctaw
Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Support Units in the Army Leader's stack??
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

:p apy: Wait! Do note however the effects of the various tests on the final Combat Strength of the unit. This needs looked into in that last test. With no support and full cohesion, strength = 111 With field hospital &77 cohesion, strength = 112 With HQ unit and 77 cohesion, strength = 113 That woul...
by Ol' Choctaw
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Newbie Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2906

Hi Union Bear, welcome!

Also, in game setting, make sure the battle planer option is selected. If it aint turned on it aint go-na work.
by Ol' Choctaw
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What do flatboats do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

Can Flatboats also be used to block enemy river crossings and movement? I am talking not where exposed to enemy guns or combat fleets, but in the rear areas to keep enemy partisans and cavalry from crossing rivers. They have a combat value, albeit low. Thoughts? Or can you only block enemy with gun...
by Ol' Choctaw
Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: What do flatboats do?
Replies: 9
Views: 1779

They are a slower more limited version of transports.

Their main value is not as transports but as a cheap supply source for building supply depots in locations with waterborne movement.
by Ol' Choctaw
Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

Haha, sorry. I didn't mean to offend, or rub salt on any wounds, or anything like that. Ol' Choctaw, please feel free to PM me, if you would like to answer my question. Sorry tripax but I fail to see how your question relates to the topic at hand. In the course of this argument about the rights of ...
by Ol' Choctaw
Thu Jun 19, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: Could the Civil War have been avoided?
Replies: 200
Views: 35213

I am sorry but if you believe there is no right of states to secede you have little to no understanding of the founding documents and what was the intent of the US Constitution. It should be obvious even from simple contract law. The States were the founders of the Federal government and it was only...
by Ol' Choctaw
Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Fort Monroe and Fort Pickens
Replies: 13
Views: 2308

1. Perhaps it should but it does not effect any Union Cities to lose it. What it does is free up all of the CSA port that are reduced by scripted effects. 2. Capturing the guns is very hit and miss. Usually they are gone when you do take it but it is at a serious investment in troops and time. Picke...
by Ol' Choctaw
Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Mortar Boats
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Do you just have to be adjacent to the region being sieged by friendly land units?

Yes! you got it. Adjacent to the region.
by Ol' Choctaw
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Build time, queues and regions
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Not quite always! It can run a turn long and under some conditions they cannot be finished.
by Ol' Choctaw
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: History Indian Warriors: The Untold Story of The Civil War -Documentary
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

I don’t know how to resolve it. Officially the US did not enlist Indians. I do know they served. I just took a blanket statement that the US Army didn’t enlist Indians. That was their policy. Most units were raised by states and perhaps the US just refused to recognize that there were In...
by Ol' Choctaw
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: History Indian Warriors: The Untold Story of The Civil War -Documentary
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

The Union did not enlist Indians. They served as auxiliaries in Union service, civilians under arms. Kansas may have enlisted them and some other states but not the Union Army. They were still classed as colored troops when they were dealt with, however, so they would have had white officers over th...
by Ol' Choctaw
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: History Indian Warriors: The Untold Story of The Civil War -Documentary
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

Sorry Le Ricain but that is not exactly accurate. Opothleyahola favored not fighting but that was the same as declaring for the Union to many. It was the fear that he would which prompted the Confederates to attack. Because there were 7000 they were seen as a possible threat. He decided to lead his ...
by Ol' Choctaw
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: Question : Foreign Entry
Replies: 8
Views: 1660

Sorry, so much as I know it is not possible to get one without the other and there is no way to control them in this game. Maybe with a mod, but not sure.
by Ol' Choctaw
Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: Altering the promotion system.
Replies: 13
Views: 1735

This is something that has been worked on and worked on again but some how it never seems to work.

The devs have worked on it and everyone has prayed for it. It just never seems to work the way everyone wants it to.
by Ol' Choctaw
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: History Indian Warriors: The Untold Story of The Civil War -Documentary
Replies: 19
Views: 3682

Didn’t mean to not reply for so long but I have had some health problems keeping me away from such things. While there is very little incentive to tell the real stories, until I can sit and write a bit here are a couple of videos. They only sketch the stories and miss a lot but they may give y...
by Ol' Choctaw
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil War II
Topic: CW II demo?
Replies: 7
Views: 2234

Tripax, your system sounds very similiar to mine but with twice the RAM. I bought CW II four days ago and only one crash/freeze so far. I am using max everything. And my computer certainly doesn't meet the minimum video standards by a long shot but it is playing nicely. Glad it works! :) If you hav...
by Ol' Choctaw
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:08 pm
Forum: Help improve CW2
Topic: CSA ** issue
Replies: 43
Views: 4051

I am fully aware of the lack of leader experience on the CSA side. I have not see it so much on the Union side. It is particularly noticeable when an army commander takes over and corps commanders, stack commanders or division commanders get no experience for the battles at all. It makes it near imp...
by Ol' Choctaw
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: ACW History Club / Histoire de la Guerre de Sécession
Topic: What would you have done...
Replies: 21
Views: 4018

You know, my family was in the south but didn’t take a whole lot of interest in the war. Some joined home guard units when bushwhackers showed up. One cousin joined the regulars. Fought through most of the war. Was wounded and crippled up, sent home. Never regained his health and was shot in b...

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